Bandit 29 and 140 fork.
It all started with the Covert 29", I just wanted one and waited for it.
When the frames arrived I been told that there is no Covert.
So I went home with M Bandit 29 frame (I am 5'10").
Although Transition does not recommend the 140 fork on the Bandit and the CC AngleSet is even worst, I decided to give it a chance.
I figured that the 140 will lift my BB too high and more weight will be on the rear shock so I thought that with the CC 1.5' AngleSet I can make it a bit better.
I had only two rides with the bike and I didn't tried the 29 Bandit with 120 fork so I cant tell which is better, I just can say that It climbed like a goat with no lifting front, precis handling and a natural position, and the descending was a dream.
My only wonderment is if to stay with the M or to move to the L frame. with the 140 the TT is a tad short, but when I shortened the fork to 120 (on the parking yard) the TT was a little longer.
For long days on epic rides I prefer a longer TT, for FUN rides I prefer shorter TT.
The BB height with 140 and 1.5' AS is 13.75 and with 120 is 13.25.
More to come...
What do you mean "no covert?" The Covert 29 is now available, unless something crazy just happened.
:) Don't worry, there is Covert.
I am not from USA, my LBS didn't bring the 29 Covert... yet.
Nice esku! I've ridden my new 2013 bandit a handful if times now and love it. My is setup with a fox 34 130mm up front and Monarch Plus RC3 on the bike. I defintely feel dialed on the bike.
Still ride the 13 b29 with 140?